JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY
by Julie Fogliano
illustrated by Christian Robinson
October 2019 – Holiday House (US)
just in case you want to fly
here’s some wind
and here’s the sky
here’s a feather
here’s up high
and here’s a wing from a butterfly
This tender, contemplative picture book is about growing up. It’s about parents giving their children the gifts, no matter how quiet or small, to succeed and to navigate the world on their own. And it’s about the connection that binds a parent and child … because no matter how far they fly or who they become, they will always have home.
Julie Fogliano is an author of bestselling children’s books, including A House That Once Was, illustrated by Lane Smith, When Green Becomes Tomatoes, illustrated by Julie Morstad, and And Then It’s Spring and If You Want to See a Whale, both illustrated by Erin E. Stead. She lives in the Hudson Valley in New York.